On December 20, 2011, I uploaded the above video to support Minerva (Ohio) Councilman Phil Davison’s 2012 campaign for President of the United States. At the time of the release, Davison was seeking the Boston Tea Party’s 2012 nomination for president. The video features a cover of the AC/DC classic “Thunderstruck,” along with excerpts from the electrifying 2010 speech that burned Davison into collective conscience as “America’s Councilman.”
Days after the release, Boston Tea Party members voted for the nomination. Davison finished in second place behind student Tiffany Briscoe (who had falsely claimed to be a member of her school’s Board of Trustees). Activist Robert Milnes finished third.
Once party leadership discovered Briscoe had misled voters, a new election was held. Davison chose not to run. Attorney Jim Duensing (who was recently convicted of unlawful possession of a weapon) ultimately received the nomination over activist John Wayne Smith (who recently died). Milnes again finished in third. The party folded soon thereafter.
Davison, who has since left office as councilman, is currently considering a run for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.